August 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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LITTLE INDIAN - 8-week-old Marah Childers attended her first Gaffney High football game Friday and watched the Indians defeat Rock Hill. She is being held by Tracy Scruggs. Marah is the daughter of Erica (left) and Trey Childers. More...

LifeStyles

Happy Birthday, St. Augustine

Nation's oldest city celebrates 442nd year

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - This city almost erected a billboard outside Jamestown, Va., to congratulate it on its 400th birthday - and remind everyone St. Augustine passed that milestone four decades ago. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Mom uses cleaning as reason to snoop

Dear Annie: I am a 25-yearold woman, still living at home while I complete my master's degree. Mom likes to go through my things. She went through my dresser and rearranged all my clothing. Granted, it looks very neat, but things are missing. More...

WHAT'S UP

Support groups AA meetings are held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the building behind Limestone Methodist Church on Carlisle Street. If you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph T. Jefferies

Retired from Musgrove Ralph Talscoft Jefferies, 73, of 707 Littlejohn St., husband of Doris Jean Jefferies, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at 3:10 p.m. at his home. More...

Kathryn Waters Poole Haddon

June 9, 1920-Aug. 25, 2007 Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Gainesville (Ga.) First United Methodist Church today, Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. for Kathryn Waters Poole Haddon, 87, of Gainesville, formerly of Gaffney. More...

Luetta Harris

Cherokee County native Luetta Harris, 82, of Brookview Healthcare Center, 510 Thompson St., formerly of M-57 Granard Courts, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at her residence. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The young boy had been taught well

A young boy kept watching and listening to the people around him on the crowded beach. After awhile he went over to a lady he did not know and engaged her in conversation. "Ma'am," he said very politely. "May I ask you something? More...

I'm not fat; I'm just short for my width

You've heard the one about the fat person who was going to weigh himself on the talking scales and the scales say, "Hey buddy, one at a time please." If I'm going to have a set of talking scales, I would want one that is a little more sensitive. More...

UPS workers considering union pitch

Workers at the UPS freight facility in Gaffney will likely decide next month if they will be represented by a union. More...

State panel gains input about airport

Cherokee County residents and lawmakers made their final argument to the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) Friday, hoping to show their support for and the imminent need of an airport during an afternoon meeting at Gaffney City Hall. More...

Another good reason to attend Limestone College

Candace Robertson never dreamed her decision to stay home would result in $1,500 for college. Robertson enrolled in Limestone College in the fall of 2004 with an interest in a teaching career and playing volleyball. More...

Local News

Mission trip opens eyes of youth group

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is being reprinted due to errors in its original publication in Friday's Ledger. More...

Retired BellSouth employees donate computers to after school program

Communities in Schools of Cherokee County Executive Director Teresa Morrow was sitting at her office a couple of months ago when a phone call resulted in the donation of 15 computers. More...

Alma, CTC are 'Showcase' schools

Alma Elementary and the Cherokee Technology Center are among 128 schools that are featured in a state Palmetto Gold and Silver Showcase. The Showcase is part of a school incentive award program created by the state Education Accountability Act. More...

Sports

Wildcats cough up ball, game

NORWOOD, N.C. - A two-hour road trip became a turnover nightmare for Blacksburg Friday in a 47-14 loss to South Stanly. Blacksburg had seven turnovers, including five interceptions in its season opener. More...

Michaels'pick seals win

A late interception return for a touchdown by Gaffney cornerback John Michaels helped the Indians shake off a late charge by Rock Hill, putting away the Bearcats 20-7 in Friday's season opener at The Reservation. More...

Carriker's homer in eighth gives Georgia title over Japan

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Dalton Carriker couldn't believe it. He had just hit a home run to win the Little League World Series. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

NEWT ADVISES FRED WASHINGTON - Fred Thompson's decision to announce his presidential candidacy with a video was suggested by Newt Gingrich, who is considered a possible contender himself. More...

State News

'Scholars, Dollars, and Chocolates' will benefit students from Cherokee County

On October 4, Limestone will celebrate its historical partnership with the Cherokee County Community. More...

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PROUD GRANDMAS - Ducie Ford and Bow Craig enjoy refreshments Friday evening while cheering on their grandsons during the Blacksburg-South Stanly football game in Norwood, N.C. More...

S.C. educators learning to use technology to teach age-old lessons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - First-grade teacher Gwen Rodgers taps a white board to move around virtual pennies. Another tap and she can connect to Internet sites about copper and President Abraham Lincoln. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?